Judging the Tasty Awards

While celebrity chefs have become a household names, behind the scenes, there's an army of people who make the magic happen -- television execs, style editors, designers, producers, podcasters, and vidbloggers. And now, finally, the spotlight is on them.

2010 launches the 1st Annual TASTY Awards, honoring the best achievements in food, wine and style programming.

Where else can you get Tony Bourdain/Alton Brown/Andrew Zimmerman/Tim Gunn/Ming Tsai/Guy Fieri smackdown???

I'm honored to be on the judging panel for this award.

But wait! You can jump in on the action too:

- Vote
in the Viewer's Choice Awards.

- And if you want to attend the splashy gala festivities in San Francisco...rubbing elbows with the likes of Tyler Florence and producers from No Reservations, purchase tickets here.

Mark your calendars, people. Winners will be revealed on January 14th!